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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel with Your Family to Iceland

Give your family memories that will last a lifetime.

Planning a family vacation? How about taking the whole family to Iceland. Not only is Iceland said to be the most peaceful country on Earth but also Iceland has a lot of activities for families.

Posted by: Birta Bjornsdottir


Map of Iceland

Iceland is safe

According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the most peaceful country on Earth. Iceland is so safe that parents let their babies sleep outside in a stroller while the parents go to cafés. In Iceland, letting your babies sleep outside has been a custom for a long time, and the fresh air is considered healthy for the baby. The parents just check on them regularly to see if they are awake, since nobody will take the babies.

Peaceful Icelandic Countryside

A lot of activities for families

Whether you are on a budget or willing to splurge, the possibilities are endless in Iceland. If you want to go for a swim, you can visit the local swimming pool with water slides, or visit a more secluded natural geothermal pool with your family. If you want to see some of Iceland´s magnificent nature, you can go explore some geysers or waterfalls, go whale watching, horseback riding, hiking or even caving. There is a great amount of family friendly activities.

We have various caving tours to choose from. Click here for further information about our tours.

Active geyser Stokkur

Diverse wildlife

In Iceland, you can see many different animals without having to go to the zoo. Iceland has some unique animals that are fun for the whole family to see. Among other animals, we have puffins, seals, Icelandic horses, wild sheep, whales, and dolphins.

We offer a fun Whale and Puffin watching tour for the family. Click here for further information about our tour.

We also recommend horse riding for the family. Click here for further information about our tour.

The view from behind the waterfall

Kid friendly

Iceland is a very clean and kid friendly country. Many grocery stores offer free fruit for children while shopping and there are many kid friendly food options such as Skyr (Icelandic yogurt). There are many playgrounds all over the capital area where local children go to play, and in the middle of Reykjavik there is a pond where you can take your kids to feed the ducks.

Black sand beaches

Create family memories that last a lifetime

By bringing your whole family to Iceland, you are giving your family memories that will last a lifetime. The breathtaking nature, the charm of Reykjavik, and the amazing activities Iceland has to offer, will definitely stay with you and your family forever.

Click here for more ideas of what your family can do in Iceland.